Encounter from 20 Years Ago
April 28, 2016 | by a practitioner from China
(Minghui.org) I was late for the bus one day, and it took off just before I got there. I didn't like having to wait another fifteen minutes for the next one, but right after I got on, someone called me to sit next to him.
I scrutinized his face, but could not recognize him until I saw his mouth and nose. Then, I remembered.
“Are you Doctor X? How did you become so thin? I can hardly recognize you,” I said.
He replied that he now had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar. His hearing wasn't too good either.
I could not believe that he was the doctor who had treated me twenty years ago. He was ten years younger than me!
Twenty years ago, I had high blood pressure , rheumatic heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, cervical hyperplasia, lumbar hyperplasia and whole bunch of other diseases.
I went to the hospital almost everyday and took tons of pills. I moved to my child's place after I retired, so I had not seen him for twenty years.
But he recognized me right after I got on the bus. He said I only had a little bit more gray hair, but for the most part, I looked younger than I did twenty years ago.
He asked what had happened to me. I told him that I learned Falun Gong and became a practitioner, and that my illnesses were all gone after a year of practice. I have not set foot in a hospital since then. I barely even caught colds, and could still take care of both my grandchildren.
He kept saying, “It's a miracle, truly a miracle.”
But then he lowered his voice and said, “You were a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) member. And you dare to practice Falun Gong?”
I told him that we were all deceived by the CCP. We talked about the heinous history of the CCP and the lies they spread to persecute Falun Gong. I also told him about withdrawing from the CCP, and hoped that he would do it as well.
He told me that he knew some practitioners in his neighborhood and had heard the truth from them too. He did not dare to join the practice due to the severe persecution. But after seeing my change, he said he would go speak with them.
Shortly afterwards, I had reached my stop. It was time for me to get off the bus and say goodbye to him, and I wished him well.
Later on, I met a practitioner who was a friend of the doctor's wife. She told me that he began to practice Falun Gong and was very diligent in his cultivation. I was so happy for him.http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2016/4/28/156448.html